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Environmental Politics

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  • Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay

    Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay
    New federal auto emission and fuel standards announced Monday should help clear Maryland's summer smog and even aid the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to state environmental officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the "Tier 3"...
  • EPA restricts sulfur in gasoline to help cut auto emissions

    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules Monday to slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, which would help cut smog-causing pollution from autos and bring the rest of the country's fuel supply in line with California's...
  • BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

    BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery
    Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits. It remains...
  • You dirty rat poisons!

     You dirty rat poisons!
    The so-called second-generation rat poisons that have been developed in recent years never should have been allowed on store shelves. It was obvious from the start that a poison that remains in a rodent's body long after it's dead would end up poisoning...
  • Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West

    Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed a long-awaited rule on Tuesday to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects wetlands near rivers and waterways fed by seasonal thaws and rains — a decision that could particularly shield water...
  • Green businesses create jobs

    The article “Survey: Illinois' clean-energy industry almost 100,000 workers strong” (Blue Sky Innovation, March 20) shows that besides protecting our communities from the threat of climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency create jobs...
  • Catalytic converter thefts lead to big price discrepancy in replacement part

    Catalytic converter thefts lead to big price discrepancy in replacement part
    Q: I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia and my catalytic converters were stolen. My dealership wanted $4,000 to replace them. My insurance company would not pay that amount and sent me to a muffler shop, where they were replaced for $600. Why the big...
  • 1999 report warned of 'catastrophic failure' at mudslide site

    SEATTLE Since the 1950s, geological reports on the hill that buckled during the weekend in Washington state's Snohomish County have included pessimistic analyses and the occasional dire prediction. But no language seems more prescient than what appears in...
  • Environmental group says pesticides hurt bees and don't help farmers

    The pesticides that are synonymous with the demise of honeybees don't do much for the farmers that use them, according to a new analysis by a national environmental group. The Center for Food Safety said Monday that a growing body of independent...
  • Study of PCBs in the James River continues

    Study of PCBs in the James River continues
    The lower James River is a draw for recreational fishermen, but with one important caveat: Don't eat what you catch. Or rather, the Virginia Department of Health advises against eating a few select species, especially the bigger ones, and against eating...
  • Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort

    Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort
    Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore'...